11/29/19– Slow Thanks

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The rush is on. Get the turkey stuffed and in the oven. Finalize the cleaning – the kind that takes place only when friends or relatives visit. Make that last minute trip to the store, get to church, and pick up grandma. Lots to do. Gotta get to it. And Thanksgiving happened. Then there was the task of cleaning up. …

11/28/19– 5 Thanks

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An attitude of gratitude is especially unique and powerful because it changes other attitudes. When you are thankful, you are less grumpy. When you are thankful, you aren’t as overwhelmed. When you are thankful, you are humble. When you are thankful, you are more likely to understand the needs of others. And God says you can always be thankful for …

11/27/19– Counting Every Blessing

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I was blind, now I’m seeing in color I was dead, now I’m living forever I had failed, but you were my redeemer I’ve been blessed beyond all measure I was lost, now I’m found by the father I’ve been changed from a ruin to treasure I’ve been given a hope and a future I’ve been blessed beyond all measure …

11/26/19– God’s Hands

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Corrie Ten Boon became a victim of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. She and her family were confined to a Nazi concentration camp for hiding fugitives, and she was the only one who survived. Later in life she wrote about the terrible conditions of the concentration camp, as soldiers sought to destroy her sanity and identity. She …

11/25/19– No Better Saint

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Those in heaven aren’t the only saints. The Bible urges living, breathing believers on this earth, “Love the Lord, all his saints … be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:23,24). One could make the case Biblically that there really aren’t different categories of saints or degrees of sainthood. All saints have this in common: …

The Lord Will Provide

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God is a giver. Does he give too much? Of course. He can’t help it. And he gives you more than things. He gives you himself. 

11/22/19– Rejoice in Believers Who Have Died

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The Bible rejoices in saints who are triumphantly celebrating perfect life in heaving right now. Here are ten reasons to join in this joy. 10. In the first and second centuries AD, Christians would celebrate the death of a martyr—a Christian killed “in the line of duty” for living their faith—with an all-night vigil on the anniversary of the martyr’s death (known …

11/21/19– God Conquers Kings

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Bang!! Years ago when I attended baseball games at Miller Park in Milwaukee, cheering on the Brewers in Major League Baseball, every time they hit a home run there would be a loud cannon blast. Bang!! I think it was actually some kind of fireworks, not really a cannon, but it sounded like one. But just one (unless it was …

11/20/19– Worship

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Do you have a hair stylist you can totally trust, who knows exactly what you want, and you can just take a nap in the chair while she does what she does perfectly? How about a financial advisor who trades on your behalf? A car mechanic who doesn’t need to call you and give you the price, you just know …

11/19/19– Better Data

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The Bible book of Hebrews is originally a letter written to a group of Jewish Christians ready to give up on Jesus because of dangers and difficulties in their lives. Unlike other Bible books originally written as letters (sometimes called “epistles”) the author does not begin with the typical greeting that names him, offers words of introduction, and perhaps identifies his …